Kenan Announces Spring Art Contest and Exhibition

Deadline: February 14, 2017

What is the function of art in our lives? The ‘What Is Good Art’ (WIGA) competition and exhibition was begun as a means to explore how visual art and ethics are intertwined, in how we view things and how that affects us. The theme for What Is Good Art? 2016-2017 is What Were You Thinking?

Spring Art Contest and Exhibition

Each spring, Team Kenan holds the WIGA competition around a different theme. As always, the WIGA theme is intentionally broad and open to many interpretations. Duke University students are encouraged to submit entries to compete for four prizes, and have their work displayed in a collective exhibition in the Keohane Kenan Gallery of the West Duke Building. A distinguished panel of experts in art and/or ethics convene to select pieces for display. All Duke students are invited to submit works in any medium for the spring contest and exhibition around the theme of What Were You Thinking?

How to Submit

  • Submissions will be due on Tuesday, February 14th. The exhibition opening and prize announcement will be scheduled for mid-March.


  • First Prize: $500
  • Second Prize: $300
  • Third Prize: $100
  • Gallery Choice Prize: $100